St Mark's Anglican Church
Cnr Darling Point Road and Greenoaks Avenue, Darling Point

Orgues Létourneau Ltée Op.92, 2004 (3/38 electric)



From SOJ Winter 2004:

The original organ for St Mark's was built in 1859 by J W Walker (job no.651) and was installed in 1860. It had 2 manuals with 11 speaking stops (one prepared for), one coupler and pedal pulldowns using mechanical action. In 1916, J Holroyd rebuilt and enlarged the organ to 3 manuals, 23 stops, and 6 couplers using tubular-pneumatic action. The new parts and pipework were supplied from Norman & Beard in the UK. In 1963, S T Noad & Son rebuilt and enlarged the organ bringing it to 3 manuals, 43 stops, and 10 couplers with electro-pneumatic action. In 1976 it was broken up and replaced with an electronic. Only the oak case remained in the church.

After a generous gift from Lady Nancy Fairfax (a long time member of the congregation in thanksgiving for her husband Sir Vincent Fairfax, church warden 1948-49, 1951-71), a contract was signed with the Canadian firm of Orgues Létourneau Ltée for a new instrument of 38 speaking stops to be installed behind the original oak case but with a moveable console on elecctric action. The 32' Pedal Contra Bourdon is elecctronic and located up in the west gallery the opposite end of the church from the rest of the organ.


The specification is:

Orgues Létourneau Ltée Op.92, 2004 (3/38 electric)

Great
Bourdon
Open Diapason
Stopped Diapason
Principal
Harmonic Flute
Twelfth
Fifteenth
Mixture IV
Trumpet

Swell
Open Diapason
Chimney Flute
Viola di Gamba
Voix Celeste
Principal
Wald Flute
Piccolo
Mixture IV
Bassoon
Trumpet
Oboe
Clarion

Tremulant
Suboctave
Unison Off
Octave

Choir
Gedackt
Gemshorn
Spindle Flute
Nazard
Flageolet
Tierce
Clarinet

Tremulant
Suboctave
Unison Off
Octave

Pedal
Contra Bourdon
Open Wood
Subbass
Bourdon
Principal
Bass Flute
Choral Bass
Trombone
Trumpet
Clarion

Couplers
Swell to Great
Choir to Great
Swell to Choir
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
Great & Pedal pistons

16
8
8
4
4
2-2/3
2
1-1/3
8


8
8
8
8
4
4
2
2
16
8
8
4







8
8
4
2-2/3
2
1-3/5
8







32
16
16
16
8
8
4
16
8
4

























































Great
















6 thumb pistons to Great
6 thumb pistons to Swell
6 thumb pistons to Choir
6 toe pistons to Pedal
6 thumb & toe general pistons

8 levels of divisional memory
128 levels of general memory
setter
cancel
sequencer

reversible pistons for couplers (toe and thumb)
next and back pistons (toe and thumb)




© PdL 2006